Gorgeous banjara cross body tote handmade with embroidered vintage Kutch textiles from the state of
Gujarat in northwest India. These bags are made by a 4th-generation family of tailors in Gujarat and
Every tote is one of a kind with different patterns and textiles. These textiles are 50++ years old
so please expect a vintage look with subsequent imperfections. This new style is rare in that each
side is a full piece of embroidery (not patchwork). Large pieces of vintage Indian textile are
becoming more difficult to find. Every piece exemplifies the art of superior craftsmanship. If you
have been to the boutiques in SoHo, NYC or LA you know these totes can retail upwards of $800.
Get yours today!
History traces the origin of Kutch work embroidery back to mochas of India, the community of
shoemakers, who used to work on royal textiles and decorative objects. It is also believed that this
unique style of embroidery was brought about by Kathi cattle breeders, a group of wanderers
associated with Karna of the Mahabharat, who eventually settled down to produce the characteristic
fine needlework displaying a plethora of patterns, mirror work, moods and themes.